River View Bungalow Captures Essence of Texas Hill Country
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Guest House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ready for a quiet getaway for family and friends, the newly remodeled and refurnished River View Guest House awaits you in Blanco, Texas. Built in 1939, this beautiful bungalow style home is nestled in the shade of five huge pecan trees.
Blanco is in the heart of the unique Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the drive into town as you pass through the rolling hills. The town was named after the white limestone on the bottom of the river.
As you approach the native stone home, imagine resting with a good book or talking with a friend on the bench swing on the front porch. Entering the house, you are greeted by amber walls and the original hardwood floors. As the sun sets, the floors and walls assume a particularly lovely glow. The detail and simplicity of the trim around the windows and doorways is pleasing to the eye, and the arch between the rooms invites you to explore. The spacious sunroom at the back of the house is enclosed with windows to gaze at the glistening sun reflecting off the Blanco River.
A large, well-stocked kitchen can be used by guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. It can accommodate meals for large gatherings of family and friends as easily as a romantic dinner for two. The roomy living area has conversation areas and a gaming table. Kick your feet up in the comfy chairs in the old dining room to watch the cable TV or a DVD. Outside, the three patios beckon you to watch the birds and feel the gentle breezes. Outside seating tempts you to barbeque a meal on the grill for your group.
Reservations can be made for the whole house. There are three bedrooms to sleep six with accommodations for an additional five guests.
River View Guest House is designed to be a place of comfort and connection. We welcome your visit.
Description of the House and Rates
The River View Guest House is a bungalow style home built in 1939. The house has two bedrooms downstairs and an attic bedroom upstairs. Antiques found at auctions and estate sales grace the rooms without creating clutter.
The house can sleep up to 11 guests. You, your friends and family will have the house to yourselves. The house is reserved for $275 per night for up to 6 guests, with reduced rates for longer stays. An additional charge of $20 per person per night is required for parties over six people.
The River Bedroom is the larger of the two bedrooms downstairs. This bedroom features a queen-sized bed and a great view of the river. There is also a very comfortable down-covered bench for lounging or reading a book.
The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower/bathtub.
The Pecan Bedroom with its bead-board walls and queen-sized bed will lull you into a tranquil sleep with its cozy ambiance.
The Starry Loft Bedroom is reached after ascending the stairs through the pecan tree limbs. Imagine a secret hideaway. The room features a king size bed with a thick pillow topper. This ample bedroom has its own full bathroom with shower. Those who retire early will appreciate the quiet and privacy of the Starry Loft.
Two additional people can be accommodated at the house by use of a queen-sized deluxe Aerobed thick inflatable bed. If needed, three more people can sleep on the three couches.
The River View Guest House is also available for hosting gatherings of family and friends without an overnight stay. Call for event packages and customizable options, such as Birthday Parties, Knit-ins, Quilt-ins, Reunions, Book Groups, Wine or Wildflower Tours.
Call for your reservation today -- (512) 968-8989
Keywords: Quiet, House, Blanco, Get-away
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Member since: 2010
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Guest House
- Guest House
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 6-11
- King size beds (1) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed. Queen size Beds (2) - The two downstairs bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Also available are three couches in the downstairs living areas as well as a queen-size deluxe Aerobed (electric inflation) available. House can easily sleep 11 people....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- A Collection of Board Games and books. Large porch swing. Large Fenced Yard for Playing. Viewing wildlife and birds on the Blanco River. Beautiful sunsets. VERY quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Large pecan trees surround the house and cottage. Bright and shiny yellow bicycle built for two (with helmets)...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
Quite a few games are at the house (eg. Life, Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Cards, Poker Chips, Yahtzee, Dominoes, Puzzle magazines, Battleship, Password, Sorry, Chess, Checkers, Trivial Pursuit, etc)...moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
House backs up to the Blanco State Park and the Blanco River. The sunroom in the house has 4 chairs that allow you to just sit and watch the river go by. The river is great for swimming and fishing....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25
- Tax Rate 13%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Wildflower Tours. Winery Tours. Fishing - the Blanco River is stocked at different times of the year. Hiking - climb Enchanted Rock. Antiquing and restaurants - walk to several stores just a short 3 blocks away on the town square. Zip-line over the Hill Country.
Year Purchased: 2003
Why the Owner Chose Blanco, TX, USA:
I chose this house due to its location by the river and three blocks from the town square. I also like how peaceful this place feels.
The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
The house is 3 short blocks from the town square that is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The back gate enters into the Blanco State Park where there is easy access to swimming in the water.
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Front of the house with swing on the large porch. 5 big pecan trees for shade.
Sunroom with comfortable chairs to watch the river go by. Large dining table too
Fully stocked kitchen with cooking equipment, dishes, glasses, and utensils.
Couch now added to TV room
River bedroom with queen-sized bed and view of the river
Cozy Pecan bedroom at the front of the house with queen-sized bed
Downstairs bathroom with toilet, tub/shower, and antique buffet for the sink
Upstairs bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower (reflected in the mirror)
Front porch to the right side also showing the soon-to-be cottage.
Backyard patio under a pecan tree with view of the river. BBQ grills available
Back side of house that faces the Park and river.
View of 1/3 acre of land surrounding the house and the Cottage soon-to-be
Living room with 2 leather couches and game table (not shown)
Closet full of games for those rainy days and nights inside
Reading room, TV/Cable/DVD/VHS, and another dining/craft table
Another game table in the TV room.
Back bedroom. Bench is perfect for lounging
Antique dresser in front bedroom
Upstairs get-away bedroom with king-sized bed and chaise lounge.
Cozy chaise lounge in upstairs loft - ready for relaxing and reading
Front porch to the left. Swing is long enough to lay down for a nap.
Left side of the backyard. You can see how close the river is for swimming.
View of backyard and river from upstairs landing
Refreshing and beautiful Blanco river - always ready for swimming and fishing
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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